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May 1957

Ocular Surgery.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(5):792. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050804025

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The review of the first edition of this book in the Archives of Ophthalmology called attention to the fact that no more beautiful illustrations of surgical procedures had ever appeared in an English text. This second edition maintains the high caliber of the first and in addition adds many new techniques and modifications of old ones which have appeared in the literature of the last few years. There are 1309 illustrations in the text, 123 in color. If this book were published merely as an atlas it would still be a real contribution to ophthalmic surgery.

Doctors Hogan and Chaparro have been able to make a translation from the Spanish which bears no resemblance to the usual English translation of foreign articles, in that they have maintained an easy, readable style in good idiomatic English. Only too frequently, translations can be easily recognized by awkward, overly padded sentences which take

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